Elvia Barrios highlights the role of the Judiciary in guaranteeing democratic governance

The president of the Judiciary, Elvia Barrios Alvarado, highlighted the importance of the principle of separation of powers and the role played by the institution she leads as a power “hinge”, which compensates the balance between the Executive and Legislative powers, to guarantee democratic governance.

“This does not imply in any way the subjugation of one over the other, but the fulfillment of the constitutional mandate that has been granted to us,” he said during the central act for the Day of the Judge and the Judge, held at the Palace of Justice, which was attended by authorities. of state institutions.

For this reason, he reaffirmed that in the exercise of jurisdictional functions there is no space that is exempt from constitutional control.


“The independence and impartiality of judges are irreplaceable guarantees that justice owes to citizens, each judge is responsible for their decisions, it is not up to the Presidency of the Judiciary to intervene in them,” he said.

“I think we have risen to the difficult circumstances that we are still going through as a Nation to respond with the Law, against the designs of those who believe that power or force can prevail in a Constitutional State,” he said.

He indicated that the appointment of a supreme judge in the National Elections Jury is regulated in the Constitution, and clarified that neither the Presidency nor the Plenary Chamber of the Supreme Court have jurisdiction to remove him.

He recalled that it is essential to build a solid institutional framework in a context of collaboration, interaction and respect; For this reason, he said, he has repeatedly spoken out for the convening of the Council of State and the Council for the Reform of the Justice System, and to glimpse practical solutions and common commitments for a strategic solution in the face of growing social and political uncertainty.


He also warned that it is time to firmly confront corruption and end impunity.

“Impunity is a distorting element of the proper administration of justice, it affects our legitimacy. Corruption has penetrated deeply into the institutions and it is time to face it without fear, firmly and severely”, he noted.

He stressed that, in this context, it is necessary to build bridges and design strategic lines based on consensus to build a true Republic, with committed citizens, appealing to dialogue to overcome the crisis and face structural problems.

He added that it is essential to build a solid institutional framework in a context of collaboration, interaction and respect, where the competence exercised by each of the powers of the State is carried out within a constitutional framework.


He indicated that citizenship requires honest and upright judges, who are true champions of the fundamental rights of the person, who act with ethics, rationality and spirituality, who do not ignore society and its needs for justice.

“(Independent judges are needed) who defend the Constitutional State of Law and resolve legal conflicts based, not only on the application of the law, but with an ethical commitment that banishes legal insecurity, discouragement,” he said.

In this sense, he argued that the digital transformation undertaken in the institution provides new tools to reduce dissatisfaction and mistrust, since it promotes the reduction of deadlines, streamlines processes and reduces corruption, saving resources, making the Judiciary a more effective and inclusive institution.


The judicial authority took advantage of the occasion to deliver to the President of Congress, Lady Camones, the bill to carry out studies of a new remuneration scale for judicial servants and, with it, level the remuneration of more than 3,500 CAS workers who receive S/1350. This initiative was also delivered in the previous legislature.

The protocol act was attended by various authorities, including the Attorney General, Patricia Benavides Vargas; the president of the Congress, Lady Camones Soriano; the president of the National Board of Justice, José Ávila Herrera; the Minister of the Interior, Willy Huerta Oliva; the Minister of Justice, Félix Chero Medina; the Minister for Women, Diana Miloslavich Luna; the Archbishop of Lima, Carlos Castillo, among other authorities.

Elvia Barrios highlights the role of the Judiciary in guaranteeing democratic governance – Caretas Nacional